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Hexane on top of water?
Yes. If you put water and hexane in a beaker or a container together, the hexane will be on top of the water. One way to see this is to dye the water. They do not mix because water is polar and the hexane cannot dissolve in it. It is on top because, guess why? It is less dense than water. That is why anything floats on water... it is less dense! Hope that answers your question!
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Why does a needle float on water but not on hexane?

Why does a needle float on water but not on hexane?

Technically, a needle is heavier than water, so it doesn't really float in the usual sense of the word. It is suspended by surface tension between the water molecules on the s

Are water and hexane miscible or immiscible?

hexane and water are not miscible as the water is a polar solvent and hexane is a non polar solvent ,hence its immiscible.There is a proverb that like dissolve like.

Does hexane float or sink in water?

  Hexane is less dense than water and is not miscible-- therefore, it floats.

Why do water and hexane do not mix?

Water is a polar molecule (is a dipole, has a positive end and a negative end), hexane is a non-polar molecule. Like dissolves like. Water will dissolve other polar molecules,

Hexane solube in water?

NO Hexane will phase separate when added to water. The hexane will form the top layer , as it is lighter than water

Is hexane soluble in water?

No hexane is insoluble in water. "Like dissolves like" meaning the more alike (chemically) two things are the more likely they will be soluble in each other. Hexane and water

Is hexane water soluble?

No hexane is immiscible in water.

Why is hexane not soluble in water?

Improved Answer When it comes to miscability, just remember this simple rule "Like dissolves like". In other words, the closer (chemically) two things are to each other, the

Why does hexane separate from water?

Hexane separated and don't mixed with water because water is polar and hexane is non polar so it cannot dissolve in it.
Why is ethanol soluble in water and hexane?

Why is ethanol soluble in water and hexane?

Ethanol is soluble in water because the -OH group of ethanol (CH3CH2OH) can form hydrogen bonds with water. Hydrogen bonding occurs when a very electronegative molecule like O

Are halogens more soluble in hexane or water?

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Is cholesterol more soluble in water or hexane?

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